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cocodataco

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What’s up y’all!

The names Jeff..coco is the truck, based out of the Bay Area.
It’s a 2018 Taco TRD OR DCSB purchased June 2018
We’ve had her for a little over two months and got 5600 miles and counting. We have completed a couple of trips and love her so far. Looking forward to meeting some of you!

Completed on the truck:

Wheels/Suspension
- Volks TE37X 16x8 0
- BFG KO2 285/75R16
- ICON Stage 4 with Tubular DJ UCAs
- Wheelers Off-Road extended rear lines

Lighting/Electrical
- @Baja Designs Squadron Sport amber wc fog lights
- @Baja Designs Squadron Sport driving combo ditch lights
- @Baja Designs S2 Sport amber wc chase lights
- @ragofabrication Low ditch brackets
- TRD Pro grill
- LED White Interior Lights
- Rock lights
- Auxbeam LED headlights
- Amber/White 32" LED Bar
- @CaliRaisedLED Switch Panel & Behind Grille light mount
- SwitchPros SP910P
- PowerTrays aux panel
- Blue Seas 6 Blade fuse panel, common bus bar, terminal block, and below deck usb outlet

Overlanding Gear
- BAMF Low RTT bed rack
- Tepui Kukenam 3 RTT
- Tepui Kukenam Annex
- Tepui Awning
- Rotopax 4 gal
- ARB Dual Air Compressor
- Boulder Tools deflator; Custom multi-tire deflator and inflator
- Shovel and axe
- Waterport shower

Interior
- Husky Liners

Up next for the truck:
- Armor
- Skids
- Lights

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Usal Beach, CA
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Mt. Hood Forest, OR
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SF, CA
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Rad looking rig so far. Welcome to the forum my dude.
 

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What’s up y’all!

The names Jeff coco is the truck, based out of the Bay Area.
It’s a 2018 Taco TRD OR DCSB purchased June 2018
We’ve had her for a little over two months and got 5600 miles and counting. We have completed a couple of trips and lov her so far. Looking forward to meeting some of you!

buying any more big mods for the truck may be delayed due to kitchen remodel 😭😩

Completed on the truck:
- BAMF Low RTT bed rack
- Tepui RTT
- Tepui Awning
- LED Yellow Fogs
- TRD Pro grill

Misc Overlanding Gear
- Rotopax 4 gal
- Viair 400p
- Boulder Tools deflator
- Shovel and axe
- Waterport shower

Up next for the truck:
- Wheels
- Tires
- Lift
- Skids
- Lights

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Usal Beach, CA
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Mt. Hood Forest, OR
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SF, CA
Welcome to T3G man! Great start on the build!
 
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cocodataco

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Today I made the journey from the Bay Area to LA to pick up my new wheels and tires. Courtesy of Overland Market USA and bustabeatgeorge’s Instagram giveaway. (Thanks guys!)

Now I’m currently on the road back home because I have work in the morning. o_O:sleep::sleep::sleep:

Set of Volks TE37X in Matte Black with BFG KO2 285/75r16
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Have completed a few things since I picked up my wheels.

Installed a @CaliRaisedLED OEM Switch Panel
Iztoss Switches (first set waspretty crappy quality tbh, but customer service was great and shipped out a second set which worked great)
Saving third switch for some rock lights in the future. Also will be installing a auxiliary fuse panel in the engine bay for all my extra accessories. Just waiting on a Paranoid Fab fuse panel.
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Installed a @CaliRaisedLED behind grille LED bracket with a single row 32" amber/white LED Bar. LED from @bustabeatgeorge(IG) when I picked up my wheels and tires. Then took the truck out for a short trip to Hollister Hills for two days.
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Once I came back from my trip, I got to installing a 2" front leveling kit to get the new wheels and tires on until I get a full suspension.
Supreme Suspensions 2" Leveling Kit
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The Shop San Bruno hooked me up with mounting, balancing, and a alignment.
Volks TE37X 16x8 0 offset wrapped with BFG 285/75R16

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She sits good for now. No issues rubbing or anything like that even at full lock. Will be doing a CMC probably before the next trip so theres no issues when aired down. Otherwise loving the way she looks!
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Today, decided to take care of the annoying AC drain and relocate it. Out here in the Bay Area rust is imminent, especially living right by the ocean.

Took off the felt pad, those little clips are a b****. Or maybe my gloves were holding me back.
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Picked up 3/8" ID tube from the local automotive store as well as a 3/8" male-male coupler. I will say that the OE drain is a little smaller than 3/8" however I used a zip tie to hold it together. Used almost all of 4' of tubing, cut off probably 4-5".
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Ran it through and zip tied it to a few points along the way. Works out great, and will keep any eye out for it over the next few days to see if it has any issues. Took all of 10minutes to complete. Simple job to help avoid issues with rust on the frame in the future.
 
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Today I decided to install my auxiliary fuse panel in the engine bay.
Used:
Paranoid Fabrications blank panel
Blue Seas 12 pos/neg fuse panel
Bussman 100amp circuit breaker
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Personally did not like the placement of the Paranoid Fabs holes, so I made an adjustment to sit a little higher. Not sure if this is my permanent solution. Depending on how many accessories I have I'll likely switch to something bigger or something to accommodate a Switch Pros. Right now with my current accessories this will do, and gives me plenty of room for additional slots.

Will be adding a Blue Seas Below deck usb/12v dc outlet to the truck bed when I have time. I like the idea of having a usb plug for while I'm at camp or hanging out at the beach. Also will give me the opportunity to have a fridge in the future.
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I also got my BAMF CMC plates for my truck. Will be looking to get those cut and welded over the next couple of weeks as well.
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Made a few electrical upgrades...

Installed a Blue Seas Below Deck, 12v Outlet and USB charger in the bed. Was super useful during our last trip. Was able to connect some cheap LED Christmas lights as well as charge some of our devices without having to leave the car in accessory mode.
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I also completed my custom install of rock lights.. leaving room to add more for the front when I get a bumper and some for the rear. Also super helpful on the last trip to TepuiFest as camp scene lights..
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Lastly did a small but purely aesthetic mod, to paint the center of the rear drum brakes to matte black. Was getting super annoyed of the rusted look through the TE37x's 🤙🏽
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Finally got my suspension in. Shout out to ICON and Rogue Offroad for the 20% off Black Friday deal.
ICON Stage 4 with Tubular DJ

Spent the whole day buttoning up both the front and the rear. The next day took it into my Toyota Dealership to get my 10k maintenance and an alignment.
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Also installed my Rago fab ditch brackets to my Baja Designs S2 Sports. Will be looking to extend my rear brake lines later this week and then out to Tahoe for some fun in the snow..

For rear brake lines I got Wheelers Offroad Black Friday deal.
 

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After doing my suspension and alignment, I was definitely rubbing more than I was with my leveling kit. So I went ahead and did the CMC and pinch weld myself. Took a couple of nights after work, but now we don't have much clearance issues. May need to trim more of the plastic fender or shape it better but overall happy with how it came out.

Haven't welding anything in a really long time so my work isn't the cleanest but it does the job. :ROFLMAO:
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Neighbors were probably annoyed of me grinding and banging in the late evening, but I was headed out to Tahoe for the weekend and this needed to be done ASAP.
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This rubberized paint protectant is pretty cool. A little messy but it goes on thick.
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I then made a small change to my cable management in the engine bay. Ended up getting a PowerTray and downsized my Blue Seas aux panel from a 12 to a 6. Then with room for a future install of a Switch Pros SP9100. Once I get my SP9100 I'll be doing a full overhaul of the cable management. During the install the negative post on the Blue Seas aux panel broke, and I just received the replacement unit today and will be putting that in over the weekend.
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Good job on doing the CMC yourself. I wanna try it myself but it might be the one thing I let someone else do.
 
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Good job on doing the CMC yourself. I wanna try it myself but it might be the one thing I let someone else do.
I bought the Bay Area Metal Fab steel plates for $18.99.. so it was worth the shot. lol
 
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